Southern Sun Tea Time!
4 – 6 – regular sized tea bags
10 – cups filtered or distilled water (2 1/2 quarts)
1 – cup granulated sugar or your preference
lemon slices, orange slices & fresh mint, optional
Place tea bags into a clean 3-quart clear glass jar. Make sure to leave the paper tags on the outside of the jar.
Add the water and screw on the lid. Let the jar of tea stand in direct sunlight for 4-5 hours or until the tea reaches the desired strength.
Remove the tea bags and discard. Add sugar to suit your taste, then serve over ice. Refrigerate any leftover tea.
Use within 2 days. The longer you let the tea sit outside the darker it will steep. Your preference will tell you exactly when to bring it in. Keep in mind sun tea is not as strong but more mellow than regular iced tea.
The best choice is a glass sun tea jar with a metal screw-top lid (metal attracts heat). Gallon size glass jars can be hard to find. If you cant find a gallon glass jar, a variety of glass jars will work to make sun tea.
Remember, brewing sun tea might sound like it takes a lot of time, but it really doesn’t. Grab your ingredients, get a nice jar and start brewing. And the best part is while your sweet tea is basking in the sun, you can kick back and relax.
Grab a chair, put your feet up and you will be sipping on fresh tasty tea before you know it!
Source : Mommy’s Kitchen.